Sure, Dina Lohan has gone to Bungalow 8 with her daughter – “Lindsay would drag me, literally drag my loser butt there,” she says – but she insists she’s no party mom.
“Oh, the party mom, the party mom, the party mom!” Lohan, 44, says in the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “Whoever said that, my ex-husband or whatever, I’m not the party mom! You throw enough pasta on the walls, some pasta’s going to stick, okay?”
Why the media fixation on her club-hopping image, then? Lohan suggests that it’s because she looks like one of Lindsay’s heroines, Ann-Margret. “If I looked like a tire, they wouldn’t even give a damn,” she says. “And I’m not that hot, trust me.”
Lohan also lashes out at the suggestion that Lindsay, who checked into rehab in January, is an alcoholic. “She is just a 20-year-old who had to reel it in,” she says. “And she’s from an addictive personality genetically.”
That doesn’t mean, though, that her family deserves its image: “We are not a bunch of screwups,” she says. The fact that she sometimes sips Montrachet in front of her daughter? “It’s not a weird, freaky thing. No, we’re normal. It’s normalcy.”
Dina also reveals that she led a couple of interventions for Lindsay in the past and tried to convince her daughter to go to rehab.
“But that’s not for the public to know,” she says. “Like if your child’s in high school and they have a bulimia problem or they’re ADD, you’re not going to stand on the stage and go, Oh, my kid’s screwed up. I’m sorry, that’s disgusting.”
On Wednesday morning, the New York Post and the cohosts of The View expressed skepticism about Lohan’s comments, which a rep for the manager mom rep says has Lohan upset.
“The woman is honest,” the rep tells PEOPLE. “Just because the New York Post and Rosie O’Donnell take everything out of context? There’s nothing bad there. Dina’s doing the best she can with what she has. [She] has three other kids. No one ever talks about that.”
The spokesperson had no comment on behalf of Lindsay Lohan.